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Santos Morales, 88, visits a relative’s grave as part of the Day of the Dead celebrations at a cemetery in San Gregorio, Mexico. (Alexandre Meneghini / Associated Press)
Mexicans light candles and hold ceremonies at the graves of relatives at the cemetery of San Gregorio Atlapulco in Mexico City. Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead holiday by remembering deceased loved ones in connection with the Roman Catholic holy days of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 1 and 2. (Luis Acosta / AFP / Getty Images)
A Mexican girl prays in front of graves of relatives at the cemetery of San Gregorio Atlapulco in Mexico City early Sunday. (Luis Acosta / AFP / Getty Images)
A family stands next to a relative’s grave during the Day of the Dead celebrations at a cemetery in Xilotepec, Mexico, on Saturday. (Alexandre Meneghini / Associated Press)
Musicians look for clients during the Day of the Dead celebrations at a cemetery in Xilotepec, Mexico, late Saturday. (Alexandre Meneghini / Associated Press)
A woman dressed like a “Catrina” participates of the celebrations of the Day of the Dead at the Zocalo square, in Mexico City, on Saturday. The original Catrina was a 1913 zinc etching created by Mexican engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada to mock the image of rich women of the pre-revolutionary period in Mexico. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)
A man separates flower petals from their stems to decorate a tomb for Day of the Dead celebrations in the cemetery of Patzun, Guatemala, on Saturday. Guatemalans celebrate Day of the Innocents on Nov. 1 and Day of the Dead on Nov. 2, traditions that mix both Spanish and Indian traditions and honor the dearly departed. (Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press)
Musicians perform in the cemetery during Day of the Dead celebrations in Patzun, Guatemala, on Saturday. (Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press)
Graciela Quispe, right, walks with her daughter as she carries flowers to place on a tomb in Belaunde cemetery on the Day of the Dead in Lima’s Comas shantytown Saturday. (Karel Navarro / Associated Press)
Women share “colada morada and guaguas de pan” at the Calderon cemetery on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador, during Day of the Dead celebrations Sunday. (Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press)
Two young boys earn money by painting graves for visiting families to mark All Saints’ Day at a cemetery in Manila on Saturday. Millions across the Catholic Philippines packed cemeteries to remember the dead in an annual tradition that is also a chance to reunite with relatives. (Jay Directo / AFP / Getty Images)
A voodoo believer stands on top of a cross dedicated to Baron Samdi, the head of the Gede family of spirits, during Day of the Dead celebrations in Petionville cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Ramon Espinosa / Associated Press)
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